I have a confession... it's boob related

Thursday, August 14, 2014

I have a confession to make. Until just a few weeks ago I was still wearing my nursing bras. 

Why is this an issue? Well, first, mini-me hasn't nursed during the day in months. Second, my nursing bras are so big on me I'm required to wear a tight fitting tank over top to avoid a visual 'gap'. 

Oh the shame. 

For real, when I got pregnant things changed. Grew. A LOT. I got the lecture from the maternity store on how important it is to wear the right bra and actually get fitted for it. When I finally got bras that fit, it was a game changer. I was super excited and determined I would never wear an ill-fitting bra again.I made a point to get fitted twice during the first 6 months of mini-me's life, just to make sure I was on the right track. 

Then things started to go back to pre-baby size and I kept having intentions to go get new bras (or find my old ones) but never prioritized it. I walked past numerous undergarment stores but never felt I had the time. 



I should have made the time.   

It's the summer. It's getting  hot. It's hard to wear a tank top under a tank top especially when the sole purpose of doubling-up is to hide the fact that your bra doesn't fit. So I FINALLY dragged my butt to the mall, got fitted, and got checked out in a bra. Yes, standing self-consciously infront of two sales associates in a bra while they check out how your boobs look, IS incredibly awkward. BUT, after careful analysis and a few change-ups, I left the store with some new, properly fitting bras. YAY. 

Let me tell you, the girls look so much better :) 



Advice: GET PROPERLY FITTED FOR YOUR BRAS. Gone are the days where you can walk in to a store and just leave with your 'regular size' (if those days even ever existed). I tried on two bras that were the same size and brand but a different style and one fit and the other was a train wreck. 

Already I feel much more comfortable and I'm kicking myself for not doing this sooner! Don't be a bra-failure like me. The awkwardness is worth it, I promise. And 'the girls' will thank you!

12 comments:

  1. Take care of the girls, right?! Agreed!

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    1. exactly!! big or small, they need the care!

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  2. OMG! I just went bra shopping for this same reason haha! Oh the shame!

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    1. i don't know why it's such a low priority... really make all the difference!

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  3. I have never been fitted, but I usually try on several bras until I find one that fits perfectly. I actually have a bra at VS that I LOVE right now and I could order 10 of it and be happy forever! lol! I should get fitted sometime, tho!

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    1. I found getting fitted helpful, but I can tell when they fit 'well'. The fitting was helpful for figuring out what bra to try to resolve any issues (i.e. gapping)

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  4. Hey, the girls deserve some loving care! I grew a size with each of my boys, and they never got smaller...sigh. Good bras are important for me or I look like an amazon up top :).

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    1. I wish mine didn't get smaller... bull! I swear they might be smaller than before I started. UGH

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  5. I couldn't agree with you more. Once I finally got fitted and started purchasing bras in the right size, it was a game changer. I LOVE my bras and will not wear anything other than a specific brand and style because they fit and it works. Gone are my gap days as well! p.s. love the title of this and because of it it was the first post I'm reading in my blog feed :)

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    1. hahaha glad you liked the title, likely why it's had so many hits in a short time... lol
      I need to find more 'go-to' brands... looks like there's a VS date in my future!

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  6. I had so many bras in different sizes and then last fall I went to a local lingerie shop with a bunch of girlfriends to get properly fitted. We turned it into a party and brought a bottle of wine with us. We were all surprised that were were not wearing the correct size. Once you get fitted properly, it really does make a difference!

    Jill
    dousedinpink.blogspot.com

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    1. that sound like so much fun!!! Way to make something daunting sound amazing!! Wine makes everything better :)

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